Scissor-tailed Flycatchers

Today, I’m featuring some images of the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus forficatus). I love watching these beautiful birds, with such long tails. Here are a few of my favorite images from my recent stop at Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri:

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

So beautiful, yet such a struggle to fly, as I shared in yesterday’s post. All the yellow foliage is Yellow Rocket, aka Winter Cress wildflowers (Barbarea vulgaris).

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 400mm
  • Handheld from vehicle window, with IS “On”
  • ISO 640
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/2500 sec.

 

 

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